September 13

Review roundup


Aliu

Domesticated Wild Things
by Xhenet Aliu
Reviewed in Booklist

“Aliu’s debut collection, winner of the Prairie
Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, looks at a variety of characters living on the
outskirts as they wrestle with their circumstances or impulses.”

-Leah Strauss

 

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Family Trouble
Edited by Joy Castro
Reviewed in Richard Gilbert’s blog

“The issue of family exposure in memoir is
important—and the writers collected in Family Trouble explore it well; besides Moore’s, of
the essays I’ve read so far I especially admired Susan Olding’s and Jill
Christman’s. And Olding, like Moore, confronts the issue of writing about one’s
children, which is much stickier than writing about one’s parents.”

-Richard Gilbert

Wolff

Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie
Edited by Peggy Wolf
Reviewed in Publishers Weekly

“The 30 essays and 14
recipes (a portion of which are reprints) bring the flavors of the Midwest
vividly to life; but, more importantly, they dig deeply into the universal
connections between food, family, time, and place. “

-PW

 

KukkonenContemporary Comics Storytelling
by Karin Kukkonen
Reviewed in Dad of Divas

“This book makes you
think deeply about the comics that you read today or even the comics that you
read as a child and the complex art of storytelling that happens within the
pages of the comic itself. This is a great book that opened my eyes to the so
much more.”

-Dad of Divas